School in Mindanao dominates September 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers Top 10 list

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  • Mindanao State University-Gensan led the topnotchers list in  the September 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers
  • 17 graduates are in the top 10, a record-breaking achievement for the state university
  • A total of 24 students in the top 10 came from different schools in General Santos City

A school in Mindanao made a historic lead in the 2019 results of Licensure Examination for Teachers. 

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Mindanao State University reaped 17 topnotchers, including top 1 and 2 in this September batch of examinees.  Here are the graduates who made it in the Top 10.

For BEED (Bachelor of Elementary Education), Joshua Canseco is first with a rating of 92.60%.  Canseco is now a private school teacher. He graduated com Laude and received several awards like College Leadership Awardee, College Academic Excellence Awardee, and College Service Awardee. He did not expect to top the exam since he was busy teaching while taking his review.

Novalyn Dalion Barte ranked second.  In her Facebook post, she expressed how thankful she is to her father, a single parent who did not give up despite all their struggles.  Dimple Banda Mangalon is fifth. She is a daughter of an ice-drop vendor who travels 15 miles to the mountains, crossing rivers and sometimes even get wet in the rain to earn a living for his daughter to finish school. Sharing the spot with her is Darlene Jane Buscato Navarro. In the sixth place is Roselle Mae Remulado Mondejar. Her uncle posted,” Your mother in heaven is very happy to your achievement.”

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Four shared in top 7: Jessa Tomkang Balcos, Nadja Rusaima Nawa Dingli, Karla Dalaguit Quimson, and George Nicole Panisa Rojas.  Ma. Shekinah Grace Cabunlas and Jullymae Salvacion Delgado are on the top eight. Jullymae is Joshua’s (top 1) girlfriend. Both wished just to pass the exam but did not expect to be in the top 10.   Currently, they are in a long-distance relationship because Jullymae is in Australia. And last but not the least is Sitti Zhaira Kabe Sabinula in the 10th place.

For BSED (Bachelor of Secondary Education), Julean Villaruel Federizo ranked second place with 92.60%, followed by Marchee Karen Diaz, who ranked fifth. Both are cum Laudes and DOST scholars.  Sixth on the list is Nasser Sabanal, while two graduates are top ten: Efren Nicolas Andraque and Joey Maravillas.

This state university is known for producing top notchers in board exams, especially in engineering courses over the years.  The same school produced the top 2 and 3 for the mechanical engineer licensure exam this year.

The proud school will be giving cash incentives for top notchers with a maximum of P50,000 per individual for the top 1.  For 17 graduates, total cash to be given will be amounting to P627,000! 

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A total of 24 passers in General Santos City are in the top 10. Joining MSU in the toppers list are Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, GenSantos Foundation College Inc., Stratford International School, and RMMC.

28,973 elementary teachers out of 92,440 examinees (31.34%) and 54,179 secondary teachers out os 136,523 examinees (39.68%) passed according to PRC.

Congratulations to all passers! 

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